The first trailer for the sequel to Disney Pixar’s 2015 blockbuster “Inside Out” is… out.
The new film picks up several years after the events of the original, when the human Riley turns 13 and experiences the arrival of many new emotions that come with the onset of adolescence, primary among them, anxiety.
There is now a new emotion in the building
The trailer opens with a short recap of the original film, reminding fans how Riley and her emotions—represented by Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust—learn to embrace their new life in another city. The trailer then features clips from the sequel, starting with a clip of Riley celebrating her 13th birthday with her parents. It’s “demo day” in her mind palace as the control panel of Riley’s mind is switched to orange, leaving the original emotions confused.
Then a new emotion enters, anxiety. She is orange and well, very afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. It indicates that other emotions may arise.
The film’s official synopsis reads as follows:
The little voices inside Riley’s head know her inside and out —but next summer, everything will change when Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 introduces a new Emotion: Anxiety. According to director Kelsey Mann, the new character promises to stir things up at headquarters.
“The anxiety expressed by Maya Hawke may be new to the crew, but she’s not really the type to take a back seat,” Mann said. “That makes a lot of sense if you think about it in terms of what’s going on inside all of our minds.”
Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 returns to the mind of a newly created teenager, Riley, just as the headquarters undergoes a sudden demolition to make way for something completely unexpected: new emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust, who have been running a seemingly successful operation for a long time, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone.
Maya Hawke lends her voice to Anxiety, alongside Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger, Tony Hale as Fear and Liza Lapira as Disgust. Mindy Kaling previously voiced Anger. Directed by Kelsey Mann and produced by Mark Nielsen, Inside Out 2 will be released in theaters only in the summer of 2024.